Sculpture unveiled at Bedales Pre-prep School

Posted on 18th February 2019

Children at Bedales Pre-prep School, Dunannie were excited to unveil a sculpture they worked on with two local artists this term.

The insect abacus sculpture is the finished result of a project the children began working on last summer with local sculptor Cara Wassenberg and artist Madeleine Alison.

Children at the school were inspired by studying a range of insects under microscopes and helped to design the sculpture by drawing insects onto templates, which were later cut out in copper, with patterns etched onto them to create texture.

Head of Dunannie Victoria Homewood said: “The sculpture is a stunning new addition to our playground, and now captures the light beautifully. We were fortunate to work with Cara and Madeleine, and the children thoroughly enjoyed creating this unique piece.”

Cara, who created the piece from her workshop on a nearby farm at the foot of the Southdown Hills, was delighted to collaborate with Dunannie on the project.

She said: “This piece is especially significant as it is one of the last school commissions I am taking on for a while. Thank you to all the children for their great ideas and creativity.”